Europe needs to step up its efforts and strengthen its very own security capacities to secure its digital society, economy and democracy. Diversity and gender balance is key for success.
A new research from Cybersecurity Ventures predicts that women represented 20 percent of the global cybersecurity workflow in 2019, a positive trend compared to the previous report, which stated that women make up 11 percent of the global cybersecurity workforce. The newest research includes a recalculation of women in cyber based on a broader definition of positions covered.
Europe needs to step up its efforts and strengthen its very own security capacities to secure its digital society, economy and democracy. Diversity and gender balance is key for success. ENISA supports the ‘WOMEN in DIGITAL Programme’ of the European Commission and ECSO ‘Women in Cyber’ initiative to raise awareness of the gender balance and advocate for women in cybersecurity roles including IT security, IoT security, medical cybersecurity, transport cybersecurity, military and defence cybersecurity, technology and others.
The European Cyber Security Challenge (ECSC) is an ENISA flagship initiative that brings together the top cyber security talents from across Europe, to network and compete in the continent’s biggest cyber competition. For future editions, ENISA and the European Commission are investing efforts to attract and identify young women in cyber to join the biggest hacking contest in Europe. Y
If you are passionate about cyber and hacking, join the Challenge!
If you are looking for inspiration, find out how 8 young women have succeeded in cybersecurity: